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The late Fred Rogers, at his induction into the Television Hall of Fame, gave a speech that I believe typifies what leadership is all about.    Mr. Rogers said, “Fame is a four-letter word: like tape or zoom or face or pain or love, what ultimately matters is what we do with it.”   Rogers...
Editor’s Note: Sunshine Week is set for March 10-16, 2024. Sunshine Week is a nonpartisan collaboration among groups in the journalism, civic, education, government and private sectors that shines a light on the importance of public records and open government. Your Palmetto State newspapers — the...
This month, we again start with outstanding nonfiction.   “The River of Doubt” by Candice Millard is the story of Teddy Roosevelt’s journey down an uncharted tributary of the Amazon. Astonishing in so many ways, not the least of which is how Teddy survived! Called the David McCullough of this...
Are you a risk-taker? Or perhaps you’re risk-averse?    I’ve never warmed to either term, as they seem to oversimplify a rather complex topic. When it comes to risk, I prefer to use the term risk-aware.   One might surmise that if a person is risk-aware, she takes the time to assess both...
“Save the evening of Feb. 29,” my lovely wife, Grace, announced. “We’re having dinner with Toogie and Brevard.”   I hadn’t seen my aunt’s gentleman caller in a long time, which was fine by me. Brevard does shower Toogie with invitations to galas and goings-on with his South of Broad circle,...
The Berkeley County School District is weighing three options for a new school calendar, with earlier start dates (Aug. 8 or Aug. 14) and changes the number and timing of breaks provided throughout the year.   Classes would still conclude at the end of May. (Read the story about all the...
About 10 years ago I wrote a 20th anniversary poem for my wife, Jenny. She placed it in a glass frame which sits on a sideboard in our dining room.     On one particular fall afternoon last year, the sun turned that frame into a prism and painted the sideboard, nearby decor and even our...
“She’s a good sleeper.”    It’s a phrase we hear about newborns and young ones. Back then, it was a natural act, something our body just did, without forethought, or planning, or sound machines and blackout curtains.    But as adults, sleeping often doesn’t seem all that natural, leading...
States that choose to hold open presidential primaries are usually trying to give a voice to independent voters who do not want to declare allegiance to the Republican or Democratic parties. But some people feel this opens the door for opposing parties to influence candidate nominations.   ...
The cold, wet weather means more time for reading.   In nonfiction: “Flight of the WASP” by Michael Gross provides a detailed socio-political look at our country, beginning with the pilgrims and features outstanding portraits of the men (and they were predominantly men who had power) who...

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